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Friday Photo 5/29

A curious ground squirrel in Tucson, AZ. Photo by Jim Turner.

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This Day in History, April 22nd

By Jim Turner World 1970 – Earth Day is celebrated for the first time. Thousands of college students, more than ten thousand primary and secondary schools, and millions of other Americans participated in educational programs, rallies, and marches. Senator Gaylord … Continue reading

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What We’re Reading: April

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, by Erik Larson review by Jim Turner I spent a lot of time on the road giving history talks this past few months, and when I get to different cities I like … Continue reading

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This Day in History, March 18th

By Jim Turner In the World 1895 – On this date, two hundred former African slaves left Savannah, Georgia for their new homes in Liberia, Africa. Much of the aid for the trip came through the American Colonization Society (ACS). Founded … Continue reading

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Come See Us at The Tucson Festival of Books

It’s our favorite season in the Old Pueblo — spring flowers are blooming, the weather is beautiful, the Wildcats are off to the Big Dance, and it’s time for The Tucson Festival of Books, everybody’s favorite gathering for two days … Continue reading

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This Day in History – February 18th

By Jim Turner In the World In 1814, Napoleon defeated the Austrians and Württembergers at The Battle of Montereau, one of his greatest victories. The battle site, near the village of Montereau-Fault-Yonne in northern France, will be the future site … Continue reading

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Friday Photo 1/30

Full moon over Organ Pipe National Monument. Photo by Jim Turner.

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Mike Ward — Rock Star, Surfer, Ranger, and Author of Ghost Riders in the Sky

By Jim Turner Mike Ward was born in Pomona, California, during the Truman administration (1945–53) and grew up in Arcadia, an idyllic suburb of Los Angeles. He says the crowning achievement of his grade school years was when he “handily … Continue reading

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Friday Photo 9/12

A jackrabbit takes a drink in Globe, Arizona. Photo by Jim Turner.  

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Uprising: Writing About the Only Successful Native American Revolution

By Jim Turner “That day in August, the Pueblo people of the northern Rio Grande and points west exploded in fury, rising up to drive the Spanish military, colonists, and Franciscan missionaries all the way back into New Spain (today’s … Continue reading

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